“Life is about creating yourself”. Robin Li was among those people who created a different meaning for their lives. Li is a Chinese internet Entrepreneur who was born on 17th November 1968 in Yangquan, China. He is more popular as co-founder of Baidu, a popular Chinese search engine.
Robin Li spent most of his childhood in Yangquan. His parents worked in a factory and he has four siblings. He was the only son of that couple. He is married to Dongmin Ma. The couple has four children.
Li earned a bachelor’s degree in Science from Peking University. Later he joined University at Buffalo and received his Masters’s Degree in the year 1994. He did not want to complete a Ph.D.
Career:— Li started his career in the year 1994 at IDD information services where he worked on the online edition development for The Wall Street Journal. He worked on search engine algorithm improvement as well. In the year 1996, while Robin Li was still working with IDD, he developed a search engine page ranking algorithm – Rankdex.
This was awarded the US patent. Google was also inspired with the aid of using RankDex. He developed Baidu primarily based on this very algorithm. He discontinued IDD withinside the year 1997.
Robin joined Infoseek in the year 1997 and worked until 1999. In the year 2000, together with biochemistry medical doctor Eric Xu, he co-founded Baidu. He became the company’s head in August 2004. And after one year, in 2005 he brought the company to NASDAQ.
Just in few hours after introducing in NASDAQ, Baidu’s stocks price raised to 350 percent. A steep rise from $27 to $122 become remarkable. Baidu had both Voice and image search alternatives which made it a top search engine in China.
By 2010, Baidu have become the top search engine of China and this changed into when the revenues of Robin Li doubled. Almost 80 percent of the searching in China is executed using Baidu. Baidu has nearly 10,000 employees.
In the year 2007, CNN recognized Li as one of the most important 50 persons in the world. According to Forbes, Robin Li has a net worth of $14.7 billion. He is considered to be the wealthiest guy in China by Forbes and 119th richest guy withinside the world.